How to Use Laptop as Monitor for PS4 – Now you can stream the games from your Play 4 to the PC (Laptop), in both Windows and Mac, through the Remote Play function. Sony finally brought this feature that was exclusive to Vita probably due to pressure from Microsoft, since the Xbox One also has a similar function.
Before we talk like, maybe it’s better to understand why people asked for it. Through Remote Play, if you’re already on the PC (Laptop) watching a YouTube video, for example, you can start playing your game right there, without having to jump in the living room and turn on the TV. Similarly, you can turn off the TV at bedtime and continue the game in bed on your laptop.
Okay, now let’s get it done.
Step 1: Update your PS4
It is mandatory to update your video game to 3.50, this you go through the settings menu, System Software Update.
Step 2: Download the Remote Play program from the Sony website
Then go to the Sony website to download the Remote Play program and install it normally.
Link Remote Play: https://remoteplay.dl.playstation.net/remoteplay/
Step 3: Enable Remote Usage on the console
Go back to your PS4 and make sure that under Settings, Connection Settings for Remote Use, the Remote Use function is checked.
Step 4: Login with your PSN user on the program
Now open Remote Play on your computer and click Settings. You must log in to your PSN account as the system uses the account to validate. You cannot be changing users when using the system by computer, so be sure to log in to your main game account.
Step 5: Set the Quality
Right below you can configure the resolution to which you want to broadcast your games and also the frame rate. The ideal is to always select 720p and the high frame rate so that everything works fine, but here comes a problem.
Step 6: Make sure the connection is adequate
It is very important that the connection between your video game and the computer is of a quality, mainly wired or with a good router. If your local network is unstable, your video game and PC (Laptop) on a Wi-Fi going through problems, your game may lose frames and the connection constantly.
The quality of the service depends entirely on the quality of your local connection. Having the devices wired, close to each other or in a Wi-Fi installed with quality is essential for its proper functioning.
Step 7: Search your console on Remote Play
Once this is done, click on Start and it will start searching for your console. In our experience, it is best to do this manually. Stop the automatic search by clicking Register Manually. In the console, go to the Connection Settings for Remote Use and enter “Add Device.” Write down the code that appears on the screen and enters it into the program.
Ready! You can already play even with your control
Click OK and after a few seconds, you should see the magic of your PS4 appear on your PC (Laptop). From there, just plug your control with the USB cable from the computer to start playing.
The first question is that you do not need a powerful computer to enjoy it. The great weight of the function is in the quality of the internet since all the processing of the game is still made by the PlayStation 4. The computer receives a video signal and transmits control signals and the rest is in charge of the video game.
By the way, that’s precisely why the graphics suffer a little. The compression in the visuals is clear to be able to traffic by the network but it does not end to end the experience.